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Sep 18, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[Watch video interview ] At the #BeyondLabelsBeyondBorders (1st International Solidarity Conference on the Rights of #Climate #Migrants ), Anisley Morejon Ramos from Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, #Cuba , spoke with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla. Anisley speaks in #Spanish , but nothing to worry for non-Spanish speaking people as Steven Osuna of Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families is helping translate, salamat Steven!. 1st International Solidarity...
Topics: climate, migrants, migration, climate change, CNS, citizen news service, Podcast
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Sep 18, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[Watch video interview ] At the #BeyondLabelsBeyondBorders (1st International Solidarity Conference on the Rights of #Climate #Migrants ), Eni Lestari Andayani who is a migrants’ rights activist and Chairperson of International Migrants Alliance (IMA), and focal person for APWLD (Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development)’s Labor & Migration Program, spoke with Shobha Shukla Managing Editor of CNS. 1st International Solidarity Conference on Rights of Climate Migrants is...
Topics: climate, climate migrants, migrants, migration, CNS, climate change, Citizen News Service
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Sep 18, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[Watch video interview ] Dr Efleda Bautista, President of People Surge, #Philippines, an alliance of typhoon #Haiyan survivors seeking government support and accountability, spoke with Shobha Shukla, Managing Editor of CNS at the #BeyondLabelsBeyondBorders (1st International Solidarity Conference on Rights of #Climate #Migrants) in #Manila, #Philippines. 1st International Solidarity Conference on Rights of Climate Migrants is co-organised by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, KALIKASAN-People’s Network...
Topics: climate, migrants, migration, climate change, CNS, citizen news service, podcast
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Sep 18, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[Watch video interview ] At the #BeyondLabelsBeyondBorders (1st International Solidarity Conference on the Rights of #Climate #Migrants ) in #Manila , #Philippines , Melton Tauetia, General Manager, Fusi Alofa Association of #Tuvalu in the #Pacific , was in conversation with Shobha Shukla, Managing Editor of CNS. 1st International Solidarity Conference on Rights of Climate Migrants is co-organised by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, KALIKASAN-People’s Network for the Environment, International...
Topics: climate, climate justice, climate change, migration, migrants, disability, development justice,...
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Aug 6, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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This podcast features a special message by Dr Tara Singh Bam, Deputy Regional Director for Asia Pacific at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease or The Union. Dr Tara Singh Bam was on the Panel of Experts for a session at 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) in Mexico City. He shares his insights on "People living with HIV but at risk of dying of non-communicable diseases and tobacco use". Thanks CNS eLearning Programme Team Email:...
Topics: CNS, Citizen News Service, tobacco, smoking, NCDs, non-communicable diseases, SDGs, HIV, AIDS
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Aug 6, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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This Podcast features a special message from Dr Tim France, a noted global health thought leader and Managing Director of Inis Communication (www.iniscommunication.com). Dr France was on panel of experts in a session at 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) in Mexico City. He shares his insights on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and to what extent is it an opportunity to accelerate disease elimination programmes such as end AIDS, end TB and end malaria? For more information, be welcome...
Topics: CNS, Citizen News Service, HIV, AIDS, malaria, TB, World Health Organization, Three Billion, WHO,...
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Aug 6, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] This podcast features a special message by Dr Rishi Sethi, Professor, Cardiology Department, King George’s Medical University (KGMU), India and Executive Council member, Cardiological Society of India (CSI) and Member Scientific Committee, Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC). Professor Rishi Sethi shared his insights on how cardiovascular diseases impact people living with HIV, on the last day of 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (#IAS2019) in #Mexico...
Topics: CVDs, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, heart attack, NCDs, Rishi Sethi, cardiology, HIV,...
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Aug 6, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Dr Ian Hodgson who is part of The Work For Change, presented (via video) in 10th IAS Conference on #HIV #Science ( #IAS2019 ), on how self #stigma or #shame affects people with #tuberculosis ( #TB ) and/or #HIV .  For more information on The Work For Change, please visit: http://www.theworkforchange.org/ Thanks CNS eLearning Programme Team Email: webinar@citizen-news.org Website: www.citizen-news.org Twitter: @CNS_Health, @TheWork4Change
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS, end TB, end AIDS, CNS, Citizen News Service, shame, self-stigma,...
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Jul 30, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Azra Talat Sayeed, Rural Sector member of CPDE (CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness), was in conversation with Shobha Shukla, CNS Managing Editor, on sidelines of 1st Senior Level Meeting (SLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), which took place in United Nations, New York. For further information, please check out: www.csopartnership.org or www.citizen-news.org #SLM2019 #CSOs #CivilSociety #Agenda2030 #DevCoop #SDGs #2019SLM
Topics: GPEDC, SLM1, HLPF, CNS, Citizen News Service, development effectiveness, development cooperation,...
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Jul 30, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Richard Ssewakiryanga, Co-Chair of CPDE (CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness) and Executive Director, Uganda National NGO Forum, was in conversation with Shobha Shukla, CNS Managing Editor, on sidelines of 1st Senior Level Meeting (SLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) which took place at the United Nations, New York. For further information check out: www.csopartnership.org or www.citizen-news.org #SLM2019 #CSOs #CivilSociety...
Topics: CNS, Citizen News Service, development, sustainable development, SDGs, Agenda 2030, development...
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Jul 30, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Justin Kilcullen, Co-Chair of CPDE (CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness) is in conversation with Shobha Shukla, CNS Managing Editor, on sidelines of 1st Senior Level Meeting (SLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) which took place in United Nations, New York (13-14 July 2019) For further information, please visit www.csopartnership.org or www.citizen-news.org  #SLM2019 #CSOs #CivilSociety #Agenda2030 #DevCoop #SDGs #2019SLM
Topics: SLM2019, CSOs, CivilSociety, Agenda2030, DevCoop, SDGs, 2019SLM
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Jul 29, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Esnath Manhiri of #Zimbabwe network of people living with HIV calls for all people living with #HIV to have access to #TB preventive therapy (TPT). Treating #latentTB is a standard of care. She was in conversation with CNS on sidelines of TB HIV Symposium (organized by Stop TB Partnership) at 10th IAS Conference on HIV #Science ( #IAS2019 ) in Mexico. It is noteworthy to mention that our governments have promised at UN High Level Meeting #UNHLM to #endTB in September 2018 to...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, latent TB, HIV, AIDS, Zimbabwe, end TB, end AIDS, SDGs, CNS, Citizen News Service
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Jul 29, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] CNS was in conversation with noted veteran #endTB activist Alberto Colorado, who is also the coordinator of TB Coalition in Americas. He spoke with us on the sidelines of #TB #HIV Symposium organized by Stop TB Partnership and International #AIDS Society (IAS) and partners. Alberto calls for #UNITY among all civil society and other stakeholders, UNITED TO #endTB . There is an old adage, “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided", highlighting...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS, CNS, Citizen News Service, end TB, end AIDS, SDGs, Mexico, community
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Jul 28, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Prof Harry Hausler, Chief Executive Officer of #TB #HIV Care in #SouthAfrica , was in conversation with CNS on sidelines of TB HIV Symposium, organized by Stop TB Partnership, International AIDS Society (IAS), and partners. He roots efforts to end TB and AIDS, and address latent TB in medical #ethics , and #humanrights . Thanks CNS eLearning Programme Team Email: webinar@citizen-news.org Website: www.citizen-news.org Twitter @CNS_Health
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS, latent TB, South Africa, CNS, Citizen News Service, SDGs, end TB, end...
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Jul 26, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] This Podcast features conversation on "PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV BUT DYING OF NCDs". This discussion took place at the 10th International Conference on #HIV #Science ( #IAS2019 ), PANELISTS: * Dr RISHI SETHI, Professor, Cardiology Department, King George’s Medical University (KGMU), India and Executive Council member, Cardiological Society of India (CSI) and Member Scientific Committee, Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC) * Dr MARIJKE WIJNROKS,...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, NCDs, CVDs, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, stroke, heart attack, cancer, mental...
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Jul 26, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Ntando Yola, Lead Community Engagement Manager, Clinical Trials Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor at 10th IAS Conference on #HIV #Science ( #IAS2019 ). Communities must inform and set the research agenda as well as remain genuinely engaged as science progresses ahead so that scientific breakthroughs are geared to meet their unique needs and contexts, and translate into #publichealth impact. Thanks CNS eLearning Programme...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, research, science, clinical trial, CNS, community, Citizen News Service, South Africa,...
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Jul 26, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Maurine Murenga who leads Lean On Me Foundation in #Kenya was in conversation with CNS on sidelines of #TB #HIV Symposium at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV #Science ( #IAS2019 ) in #Mexico . Maurine Murenga is a powerful advocate for community and people centric approaches at all levels of policies, programmes and actions aiming to #endTB , #AIDS and deliver on other #SDGs . Through her lived experience, Maurine saw the inequalities and vulnerabilities young women and adolescent...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS, CNS, Citizen News Service, latent TB, Kenya, Mexico, community...
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Jul 26, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Emele Duituturaga, former co-chair of CPDE (CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness) and Executive Director of Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO), is in conversation with Shobha Shukla of CNS on sidelines of 1st Senior Level Meeting (SLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) happening at the United Nations, New York For more information be welcome to contact www.csopartnership.org or www.citizen-news.org  #SLM2019 #CSOs...
Topics: SDGs, Agenda 2030, CNS, Citizen News Service, development effectiveness, development cooperation,...
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Jul 25, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] "Is UHC an opportunity to accelerate progress to end AIDS and TB?" was a session organized at 10th IAS Conference on #HIV #Science ( #IAS2019 ) in #Mexico . PANELISTS: * Dr Suvanand Sahu, Deputy Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership * Dr Tim France, Global health thought leader and Managing Director, Inis Communication * Dr Nittaya Phanuphak, Governing Council member of International AIDS Society (IAS) and Chief of PREVENTION, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre...
Topics: UHC, TB, tuberculosis, AIDS, HIV, end TB, end AIDS, universal health coverage, CNS, Citizen News...
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Jul 24, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch recording ] At #IAS2019 CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla was in conversation with person behind the game-changing campaign, Undetectable equals Untransmissible (U=U), BRUCE RICHMAN. Strong scientific evidence shows if people living with #HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) remain virally supressed, then TREATMENT works as PREVENTION, as HIV cannot be transmitted from them to any uninfected person. #U=U deconstructs #stigma too. Thanks CNS eLearning Programme Team Email:...
Topics: u=u,HIV,AIDS,end AIDS,SDGs,CNS,Citizen News Service,Undetectable equals untransmissible,...
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Jul 23, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] This conversation was held at 10th IAS Conference on #HIV #Science ( #IAS2019 ), on "Achieving 100:100:100 + Zero HIV transmission is warranted to #endAIDS ", jointly organized by AIDS Society of India (ASI), People's Health Organization and CNS. EXPERTS: Dr Juergen Rockstroh, Professor of Medicine and Head of the HIV Outpatient Clinic, University of Bonn, Germany and Governing Council member of IAS Dr Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director, CAPRISA,...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS, end AIDS, end TB, SDGs, IAS 2019, Mexico, CNS, Citizen News Service
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Jul 23, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch recording ] 78 months left to end #TB in India (by 2025) and 138 months to #endTB globally (by 2030): Are we on track? This press conference session was organized at 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), by CNS, The Work For Change, AIDS Society of India, and People's Health Organization (PHO) in Mexico. PANEL OF EXPERTS * Dr Suvanand Sahu, Deputy Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership (video message) * Dr Trupti Gilada, Infectious Diseases and HIV Physician, Unison Medicare...
Topics: tuberculosis, TB, end TB, end AIDS, SDGs, HIV, AIDS, Mexico, CNS, Citizen News Service
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Jul 22, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Marita Gonzales, co-Chair of CPDE (CSOs Partnership for Development Effectiveness - CPDE); Mónica Novillo, CPDE co-Chair; and Anibal Cabrera Echeverria, CPDE regional coordinator (Latin America), are in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla on sidelines of 1st Senior Level Meeting (SLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) happening at the United Nations, New York  #SLM2019 #CSOs #CivilSociety #Agenda2030 #DevCoop #SDGs #2019SLM...
Topics: effectiveness, development co-operation, sustainable development, development effectiveness, CPDE,...
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[ Watch video ] Dr Eduardo H Gotuzzo , #infectiousdisease expert from #Peru, and Emeritus Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Instituto De Medicina Tropical Alexander Von Humboldt was in conversation with CNS Health Editor Bobby Ramakant at #TB #HIV Symposium organized by Stop TB Partnership and partners before 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (#IAS2019) in Mexico. Thanks CNS eLearning Programme Team Email: webinar@citizen-news.org Website: www.citizen-news.org
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS, SDGs, CNS, Citizen news Service, Mexico, Peru
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Jul 21, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Dr Patrick Lungu is head of Zambia's national #TB and #leprosy programme, and was in conversation with Bobby Ramakant of CNS at the TB HIV Symposium, organized by Stop TB Partnership, International AIDS Society (IAS), and USAID before 10th IAS Conference on #HIV Science ( #IAS2019 ) opens in #Mexico (July 20, 2019). For further details, be welcome to visit www.citizen-news.org or follow us on twitter @CNS_health, Instagram @CNS_Image, and Facebook.com/CNS.page Thanks CNS...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, end TB, end AIDS, latent TB, Zambia, IAS 2019, CNS, citizen news service,...
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Jul 21, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Dr Suvanand Sahu, Deputy Executive Director of Stop TB Partnership (www.stoptb.org) shares his message from TB HIV Symposium organized before the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science ( #IAS2019 ) opens in Mexico. He shares his insights on latent TB, as well as why ending #tuberculosis is so key to accelerate progress on ending #AIDS as well as other #SDGs . Thanks CNS eLearning Programme Team Email: webinar@citizen-news.org Website: www.citizen-news.org
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, end TB, end AIDS, IAS 2019, HIV, SDGs, CNS, Citizen News Service, Podcast, global...
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Jun 28, 2019
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May 28, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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#EndTobacco is an imperative for #healthjustice 2019 World #NoTobacco Day Webinar panel of experts included: Dr KERSTIN SCHOTTE World Health Organization (WHO) PROF RAMA KANT WHO Director General's WNTD Awardee and founder leader of Vote For Health (formerly Indian Society Against Smoking); 2012 President, Association of Surgeons of India; 2013 Vice President SAARC Surgeons; President Lucknow College of Surgeons PROF SURYA KANT Head, Respiratory Medicine Department, King George's Medical...
Topics: tobacco, smoking, vaping, JUUL, IQOS, World No Tobacco Day, CNS, Citizen News Service, Podcast,...
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Mar 23, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video recording ] Although governments of 193 countries had promised way back in 2015 to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, the global annual rate of TB decline since then has been much less than what is required. The rate of TB decline which is currently hovering around 1.5%, should catapult to over 10% by 2025 globally (and 5% by 2020), in order to end TB by 2030. It’s high time to end TB! PANEL OF EXPERTS FOR #worldTBday2019 Webinar: * World TB Day video message: Dr Tereza Kasaeva,...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, end TB, SDGs, CNS, Citizen News Service, World TB Day, It's Time
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Mar 19, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch YouTube video recording ] Between a quarter and a third of the world’s population are estimated to be infected with latent tuberculosis (TB). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), on average, 5-10% of those who are infected with latent TB, will develop active TB disease over their lifetime. Every case of active TB disease comes from an individual with latent TB infection. And every new case of latent TB infection is a sign of failing infection control, as someone with...
Topics: TB, end TB, SDGs, tuberculosis, latent TB, World TB Day, It's Time to End TB, It's Time to Get...
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Mar 6, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch the YouTube recording ] CNS Managing Editor and Executive Director Shobha Shukla, was in eConversation with Charles Gore, Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) in CNS Live session on 5th March 2019. Key highlight is where Charles Gore shares key learning of his engagement around hepatitis (both hepatitis C and hepatitis B related) spanning so many years. He also shares insights on range of issues such as access to medicines, voluntary licensing, and on his role at...
Topics: hepatitis, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, patent, voluntary licensing, compulsory licensing, TRIPS, WTO,...
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Feb 2, 2019 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch webinar recording on YouTube ] Are we on track to reduce cancer disease burden and prevent untimely deaths? Around World Cancer Day 2019, panel of experts reviewed if we are on track to reduce cancer disease burden and prevent premature deaths. 193 countries had committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among which is to reduce disease and death burden due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer by one-third by 2030 (and 25% by 2025). PANEL OF EXPERTS:...
Topics: world cancer day, cancer, beat NCDs, NCDs, lung cancer, breast cancer, tobacco control, tobacco,...
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Dec 18, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary , Member of Parliament from Bangladesh, was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla, at the 3rd Summit of Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases (AP-CAT) in Singapore (4-6 December 2018). Catastrophic healthcare cost is the biggest obstacle to development in Bangladesh. Tobacco is preventable epidemic, says Shameem Haider Patwary, and ending tobacco use will...
Topics: tobacco, smoking, NCDs, non-communicable diseases, Bangladesh, SDGs, CNS, citizen news service,...
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Dec 18, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Local leadership in effective implementation of public health and development policies on the ground is cornerstone. Nepal's Member of Parliament Mr Khagaraj Adhikari , who is the former Health and Population Minister of Nepal, spoke with CNS at the 3rd Summit of Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control and NCDs Prevention in Singapore (4-6 December 2018). Mr Adhikari shares his insights on why local actions are building blocks for moving the nation, and Asia...
Topics: NCDs, beat NCDs, tobacco, smoking, end tobacco, CNS, citizen news service, Nepal, Khagaraj Adhikari
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Dec 14, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Dr Nguyen Viet Nhung is the head of National TB Programme in Viet Nam, and also a senior Professor and Director of National Lung Hospital in Hanoi. He spoke with CNS alongside 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague, Netherlands, on a range of issues that impact progress towards ending TB by 2030. Introduction of new TB drugs such as Bedaquiline, safeguards in place to check anti-TB drug resistance, latent TB infection, funding gap in TB research and development...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, end TB, SDGs, bedaquiline, Vietnam, Hanoi, CNS, citizen news service, UHC
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Dec 13, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Michael Miiro who leads MADIPHA (Masaka Association of Persons with disabilities living with HIV/AIDS) in Uganda was in conversation with CNS (Citizen News Service) on the sidelines of 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague, Netherlands. He shares his insights on disability rights for people living with HIV and co-infected with TB. He also shares MADIPHA’s core activities which also include focus on sexual and gender based violence, livelihood and household...
Topics: disability, disability rights, HIV, AIDS, TB, SDGs, CNS, citizen news service
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Dec 12, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video ] Universal Health Coverage or UHC is critical for health security.Countries require a strong primary health care platform as the backbone of universal health coverage, in absence of which, we are risking losing gains made in fighting AIDS or TB or malaria or other disease control. We cannot afford not to strengthen UHC. In addition to UHC, we also need to scale up research and development of better tools to prevent infections such as HIV. We not only need new HIV prevention tools...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, end AIDS, SDGs, HIV R4P, CNS, UHC, Citizen News Service, PREP, condom, female condom,...
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Dec 3, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Not even two months have passed by since government of South Africa and other 180 governments who met at the global tobacco treaty negotiations had mandated a research study on new tobacco products, like heat-not-burn, which pose a threat to public health - particularly to children. But world’s biggest tobacco company launched these so-called alternatives to tobacco smoking in South Africa:...
Topics: ecigs, eicgarette, IQOS, tobacco, smoking, NCDs, beat NCDs, SDGs, deception, tobacco industry,...
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Dec 1, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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WORLD AIDS DAY 2018 WEBINAR: 193 governments have committed to end AIDS by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs), which aspires to eliminate transmission of HIV and healthy and productive normal lifespans for all people living with HIV (PLHIV). We must ensure that all PLHIVs know their status, all of them receive antiretroviral therapy (ART) and remain virally supressed (irresepective of where they reside), and no further transmission of HIV takes place, thereby making Undetectable =...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, end AIDS, SDGs, World AIDS Day, CNS, citizen news service, global health, transgender,...
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Nov 25, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Audio election campaign of Socialist Party (India)'s Indore-3 assembly election 2018 candidate Akbar Ahmad for more details visit www.spi.org.in
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Nov 15, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Kay Marshall of AVAC was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla at the 2018 HIVR4P (global conference on HIV prevention research) in Madrid, Spain. In lead up to World AIDS Day 2018, she shares her insights on why female initiated methods are critically important to not only develop but also to increase access of women and girls who may like to use these products to prevent themselves from risk of HIV, other STIs, and/or unintended pregnancies. Kay Marshall also speaks about...
Topics: CNS, Citizen News Service, PrEP, HIV, AIDS, sexuality, condom, female condom, women, gender
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Nov 15, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Christian Mugabo, co-founder and Country Director, International Students' Partnership for Antibiotic Resistance Education (ISPARE), and a noted #AMR champion, was in conversation with CNS Special Correspondent Rahul Kumar Dwivedi, at the 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP 2018) in Kigali, Rwanda. Christian shares with us his insights on various reasons that are contributing to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and posing a threat to health security as...
Topics: CNS, citizen news service, AMR, antimicrobial resistance, sexual health, reproductive health,...
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Nov 14, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Dr Zeda Rosenberg , founder and CEO of the International Partnership for Microbicides ( IPM ), was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla , at the 2018 HIVR4P - global conference on HIV Prevention research, held in Madrid, Spain. Thanks CNS eLearning Programme Team Email: webinar@citizen-news.org Website: www.citizen-news.org
Topics: CNS, citizen news service, zeda rosenberg, IPM, microbicide, HIV, AIDS, vaginal ring, dapivarine
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Nov 14, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Claudia L Romeu, Program Manager, RISE UP and noted advocate for gender justice for girls and young people, was in conversation with CNS Special Correspondent Rahul Kumar Dwivedi, at the 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP 2018) in Kigali, Rwanda. Claudia shares why power of local leadership among young people, especially girls, is key for changing ground realities related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). She also shares that...
Topics: CNS, citizen news service, ICFP 2018, family planning, SRH, SRHR, youth, young people, girl, women,...
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Nov 13, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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This CNS Podcast features an insightful conversation between JIM PICKETT, Senior Director of Prevention Advocacy and Gay Men's Health at AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and CNS Managing Editor SHOBHA SHUKLA. Jim Pickett has played a key role in leading IRMA (International Rectal Microbicides Advocates) which not only spearheads research advocacy for new HIV prevention technologies, but also works on improving uptake of new HIV prevention tools which comes out of research pipelines such as Pre...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, anal sex, rectal, condom, female condom, PrEP
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Nov 3, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Professor (Dr) GD Ravindran, Department of Medicine, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, is the Co-Chair of 11th ASICON (National Conference of AIDS Society of India). Prof Ravindran shares progress made on management of HIV in India, and insights on way forward to accelerate response to #endAIDS . Thanks CNS eLearning Programme Team Email: webinar@citizen-news.org Website: www.citizen-news.org
Topics: HIV, AIDS, end AIDS, CNS, citizen news service
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Nov 3, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Dr Nomita Chandhiok is a distinguished name in field of scientific research on biomedical options for preventing unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. She recently superannuated from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as senior scientist, and continues to guide science on HIV prevention research in India and globally as senior consultant. She was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor and Executive Director Shobha Shukla,...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, sexuality, pregnancy, ASICON, CNS, citizen news service
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Nov 3, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video recording ] CNS #Live features conversation with Dr Nirupama Sista, Director, HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), which is a worldwide collaborative clinical studies network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of interventions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV. Dr Sista leads the development and implementation of all ongoing HPTN research studies. She was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla at the 11th ASICON (National Conference of AIDS...
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Nov 3, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Dr Kogie Naidoo, Head of the HIV and Tuberculosis treatment programme at CAPRISA (Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa), was on CNS Live session from 11th ASICON (National Conference of AIDS Society of India). She was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla, who is a 2018 awardee of HIV Prevention Research Science Journalism Fellowship. Dr Naidoo is the lead scientist on many projects researching treatment for co-infected patients. For...
Topics: AIDS, HIV, TB, tuberculosis, end AIDS, end TB, SDGs, ASICON, CNS, citizen news service, South...
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Nov 2, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch recording ] How far India has progressed in preventing transmission of #HIV from parents to the child? Elimination of Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV (PPTCT) is one of the goals India aspires to achieve in its journey to #endAIDS by 2030. Listen to this exclusive interview on CNS #LIVE with Dr Glory Alexander who leads Asha Foundation in Bengaluru, is a Dr BC Roy Awardee and co-chair of 11th National Conference of AIDS Society of India (ASICON 11th) in Bengaluru,...
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Oct 28, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Listen to this SABC News and Current Affairs Radio broadcast ] By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer among Indian women. Details have the proportional prevalence in younger age-groups in the world's largest democracy is higher than the global average. According to the Ministry of Health Welfare, the incidence of breast cancer is 25.8 per 100,000 women and is expected to rise to 35 per 100,000 women in 2026. Newsbreak's Taliesha Naidoo asked...
Topics: breast cancer, cancer, NCDs, beat NCDs, non-communicable diseases, breast, podcast, KGMU, Dr Pooja...
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Oct 26, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video recording of this session ] Is the fight to end TB on track in the Middle East? Experts who are on the frontlines of national responses in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan shared challenges confronting TB response as well as insights on accelerating response to end TB in the region. This CNS Live session in Rio Grande room, 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, was held on 26th October 2018. PANEL OF EXPERTS included: * Moderator: Dr Nevin Wilson, Senior Project...
Topics: Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, TB, tuberculosis, migration, end TB, SDGs, Hague, CNS, citizen...
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Oct 24, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Mitchell Warren, Executive Director of AVAC, is in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla, on why on one hand while we focus on accelerating research and development of new HIV prevention tools, it is equally important to ensure that we should also build and strengthen systems, programmes and delivery mechanisms to improve services reach the people we aim to serve, and people need to be central and informing progress at all levels. Mitchell Warren and Shobha Shukla both were at HIV...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, PrEP, female condom, condom, circumcision, sex, vagina, anal sex, STIs, pregnancy, AVAC,...
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Oct 24, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Greetings from Madrid - the venue for the ongoing HIVR4P 2018 global conference. HIVR4P or HIV Research for Prevention is the only global scientific conference focused exclusively on the challenging and fast-growing field of biomedical HIV prevention research. Today in this CNS Podcast, we will listen to 4 women leaders whose immense contribution to advancing HIV care is well known. What inspired these women to devote their lives to HIV? Dr Linda Gail Bekker, who earlier this week was awarded...
Topics: HIV, prep, condom, science, research, women, gender
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Oct 16, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch webinar recording ] This is webinar recording on 16 October 2018 #WorldFoodDay , which focussed on linkages between antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and human and animal health, agriculture, and climate. Dr Haileyesus Getahun who heads the United Nations Inter-Agency Coordination Group on AntiMicrobial Resistance at the World Health Organization (WHO), and Garance Upham, Vice President of World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR) was on the panel of experts. For more...
Topics: antimicrobial resistance, AMR, drug resistance, antibiotic resistance, world food day, super bugs,...
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Oct 16, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Garance Upham, Vice President of World Alliance Against Antimicrobial Resistance (WAAAR) and Chief Editor of AMR Control, spoke with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla in Geneva in early October 2018, a month before the WHO Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018. She shares her insights on the strong link between antimicrobial resistance (AMR), food and agriculture, human and animal health, and climate. Excerpt of this interview was first streamed on Webinar on 16th October...
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Sep 27, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] #Live from #UNGA #UNHLM! Indonesia Ministry of Health's Director General (Disease Control and Prevention) Dr Anung Sugihantono, was LIVE in eConversation series of #CNS #Live, with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla: He shares key insights in fight against #TB in Indonesia, and ways we can accelerate progress to #endTB by 2030: DATE: 27th September 2018 TIME: 10am NY time/ 7:30pm India/ 9pm Indonesia time Thanks CNS eLearning Programme Team Email:...
Topics: tb, malaria, end tb, sdgs, cns, citizen news service, indonesia, tuberculosis
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Sep 25, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Willo Brock, Senior Vice President (External Affairs) of TB Alliance (Global Alliance for TB Drug Development: www.tballiance.org) was on CNS LIVE! on World Lung Day 2018 as part of CNS eConversation series, with Shobha Shukla, CNS Managing Editor. He shares his insights on health financing, particularly in context of fight to end TB by 2030. There is a big funding gap not only for TB programmes but also for research and development of new TB diagnostics, drugs and prevention options. UN High...
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Sep 24, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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As we know heads of 193 countries globally are in New York at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, to debate on sustainable societies. Our governments have promised sustainable development where NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND. Is it possible to dream of a better tomorrow for EVERYONE unless we eliminate WAR, conflicts and find sustainable energy options? No. We need to abolish nuclear weapons as well as use sustainable energy options if we want a better world for everyone. But is our miliary budget...
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Sep 22, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] CNS Special Correspondent Rahul Kumar Dwivedi was in conversation with Dr Mary Assunta, Senior Policy Advisor, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). CNS is official media partner of the 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (12th APACT) in Bali, Indonesia (12-15 September 2018). Dr Mary Assunta was conferred upon the prestigious Luther L Terry Award in 2003. Over 180 governments have ratified and committed to implement legally binding global...
Topics: tobacco, smoking, industry, WHO FCTC, FCTC Article 5.3, corporate capture, Mary Assunta, CNS,...
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Sep 18, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Click here to watch Webinar recording ] Heads of States of over 190 countries who will attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in September 2018 will debate on theme around "sustainable societies". Global health security is inalienable to sustainable development, where "no one is left behind". While on one hand the call for accelerating research and development for new diagnostics, treatments and vaccines etc is getting more compelling attention (and rightly so),...
Topics: TB, malaria, drug resistance, AMR, antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic resistance, SDGs, UNGA,...
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Sep 16, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch this video interview here ] CNS Special Correspondent Rahul Kumar Dwivedi was in conversation with Dr Becky Freeman, Senior Lecturer at School of Public Health, The University of Sydney and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow. CNS is an official media partner of the 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (12th APACT) in Bali, Indonesia (12-15 September 2018). Dr Becky Freeman shares her invaluable insight on how tobacco industry is exploiting social media and digital online...
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Sep 14, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] CNS Special Correspondent Rahul Kumar Dwivedi was in conversation with Dr Indu B Ahluwalia, Chief of Tobacco Control Branch, Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA. CNS is official medi a partner of the 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (12th APACT) in Bali, Indonesia (12-15 September 2018). Dr Ahluwalia shares her insights on why tobacco surveillance is important not just to measure the epidemic and...
Topics: tobacco, data, tobacco control, end tobacco, no tobacco, APACT, CNS, citizen news service, NCDs,...
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Aug 26, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch webinar recording ] This is the audio recording of 24th August 2018 Webinar on "Why 73rd United Nations General Assembly must not ignore tobacco control". Heads of States of over 190 countries who will attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in September 2018 will debate on theme around "sustainable societies". Tobacco threatens sustainable development. More noteworthy are two UN High Level Meetings (UN HLMs) happening on 26th and 27th September respectively,...
Topics: 73rd UNGA, UNGA, UNHLM, UNHLMTB, end TB, beat NCDs, NCDs, tobacco, smoking, ecigarette, cancer,...
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Jul 28, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Are efforts to #endAIDS by 2030 at an optimistic point or vulnerable point? WHEN: Tuesday, 24 July at 16:00-16:45 LOCATION: PCR2, Room G109, Level 1 of RAI Amsterdam Panel of experts: Dr Ishwar Gilada , President, AIDS Society of India (ASI), and President, 11th ASICON [ Chairperson and moderator ] Dr R Sajith Kumar , AIDS Society of India (ASI) and Programme Director, 11th ASICON Professor Dr Jürgen Rockstroh , Department of Medicine, University of Bonn; and Governing Council member of...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, end AIDS, AIDS 2018, CNS, citizen news service, SDGs
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May 30, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch Webinar Recording ] This is the recording of 2018 World No Tobacco Day Webinar series (see these two links for more details on each of the 2 Webinars hosted on World No Tobacco Day 2018: www.bit.ly/wntd2018 and www.bit.ly/wntd-2018 ). This second webinar focussed on holding tobacco corporations accountable and legally liable for the damage they have caused not just to public health but also to development of human race. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use has...
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May 23, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch recording ] The thematic focus of 2018 World No Tobacco Day is "Tobacco and heart disease." Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) kill more people than any other cause of death worldwide, and tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. According to the WHO, tobacco use is the second leading cause of CVDs, after high blood pressure. But despite known harms of tobacco to heart health, and availability of solutions to reduce...
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Apr 2, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Toan Tran from Centre for Sustainable Rural Development in Viet Nam has worked on sustainable agriculture, climate justice and gender rights and why these issues are so integral to development justice. The issues she raises become even more critical as governments promised to and strive to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She spoke with Shobha Shukla, CNS Managing Editor, on sidelines of Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2018) and People's Forum before APFSD. For...
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Apr 2, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Urantsooj Gombosuren, co-founder and Chairperson of Centre for Human Rights and Development in Mongolia, was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla, at the Peoples' Forum and Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2018). For more information, please visit www.citizen-news.org or email editor@citizen-news.org
Topics: CNS, citizen news service, mining, Mongolia, human rights, APFSD, SDGs
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Aaron Ceradoy, of the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants, in an exclusive interview given to CNS (Citizen News Service) on the side lines of the Asia Pacific People's Forum on Sustainable Development held in Bangkok, Thailand, on the theme of ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific’. For more information be welcome to visit CNS at www.citizen-news.org or email editor@citizen-news.org
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Apr 1, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Environmental rights are in the core of the women's rights! No wonder, since climate justice is so integral to women's rights, environment human rights defenders are often the women human rights defenders. New incoming Regional Coordinator of Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) MISUN WOO , spoke with CNS (Citizen News Service) at the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2018) and People's Forum which was held right before APFSD 2018. Misun...
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CNS (Citizen News Service) Managing Editor Shobha Shukla was in conversation with April Porteria, Center for Environmental Concerns - Philippines, and Asia Pacific Civil Society Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April and Shobha spoke alongside the People's Forum and Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) in end of March 2018. Be welcome to listen and share this podcast, warm wishes CNS Team Email: editor@citizen-news.org Website:...
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Apr 1, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Partnerships that are critically important to progress towards a better world where a just social order is a reality for everyone, must be based on solidarity and trust, and not on greed. So believes Wardarina Thaib , who works at Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and is co-chair of Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM) , which is a platform for civil society organisations (CSOs) in Asia Pacific region to engage with different processes at the United...
Topics: apwld, cns, citizen news service, development justice, SDGs, Global Goals, APFSD, APRCEM, asia...
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Mar 20, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch webinar recording ] This is the audio podcast/ recording of special webinar hosted to mark 2018 World TB Day. The theme of World TB Day 2018 - "Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world" - focuses on building commitment to end TB, not only at the political level with heads of State, and ministers of health, but at all levels. All can be leaders of efforts to end TB in their own work or terrain. This is a critical theme, given the political importance of the upcoming UN General...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, world TB day, UN HLM, end TB, SDGs, CNS, citizen news service, drug resistance,...
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Feb 3, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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World Cancer Day 2018 webinar presents an online discourse on how to accelerate progress towards reducing global cancer burden. Governments have committed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reducing premature mortality due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by one-third by 2030, is among these targets. What more can we do to accelerate progress towards these goals and targets, and reducing global cancer burden? It also raised the very neglected issue of palliative care...
Topics: cancer, lung cancer, ncds, world cancer day, cns, citizen news service, SDGs
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Jan 16, 2018 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch recording ] Keiko Samuels delivered the January 2018 e-talk/ online lecture as part of the Shanti Devi Memorial Health Justice Lecture Series, on children with autism. Keiko was born in Tokyo, Japan. She is a retired psychotherapist from California, now lives in Doi Saket in northern Thailand. She has worked with children with autism, and those who deal with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in Chiang Mai for several years now, using NeurOptimal neurofeedback equipment....
Topics: autism, autistic, children, SDGs, CNS, citizen news service, eLearning
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Dec 13, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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This is the recording of the special webinar to mark 2017 Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day on 12th December 2017. Governments have committed to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 by adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also earlier this year in 2017, at the 70th World Health Assembly, governments and other partners, reinforced their promise to work together with renewed urgency to achieve UHC by 2030. UHC means everyone can access the quality health services...
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Nov 28, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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This World AIDS Day 2017 Webinar , reviewed why despite strong scientific evidence-backed policies and programmes, we are still failing to avert every TB related death among people living with HIV (PLHIV). TB continues to be the lead killer of PLHIV. According to the latest WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2017, 374,000 TB related deaths were among PLHIV in 2016. Of the almost half a million reported cases of HIV-associated TB, 15% were not on antiretroviral therapy (ART) as recommended by WHO....
Topics: TB, HIV, tuberculosis, drug resistance, TB HIV, end TB, end AIDS, CNS, Citizen News Service, SDGs
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Nov 1, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] This interview is part of CNS Inspire (legacy series) featuring invaluable insights from Professor Bertel Squire, who is the Chair in Clinical Tropical Medicine, and Director Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery (CAHRD), at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. He spoke to CNS on the sidelines of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr Bertel Squire is also a former President of the International Union Against...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, CNS, citizen news service, Bertie Squire, Bertel Squire, drug resistance, MDR-TB,...
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Oct 24, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch webinar recording ] This is the webinar recording in lead up to 2017 World Diabetes Day. One of the major scientific highlights of 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health was the first-ever population-based study to explore link between diabetes and latent TB infection. Link between diabetes and active TB disease, MDR-TB and tobacco use is already established. PANELISTS: * Dr Leonardo Martinez, Post-doctoral research fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA (who...
Topics: diabetes, TB, tuberculosis, drug resistance, MDR, MDR-TB, World Diabetes Day, CNS, citizen news...
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Oct 21, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] This interview is part of CNS Inspire (legacy series) featuring invaluable insights from Dr Anne Fanning who has devoted decades in fighting infectious diseases globally. She spoke to CNS on the sidelines of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr Anne Fanning has earlier served for a decade on the board of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and has been its past President too. Earlier this year...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, drug resistance, podcast, MDR, XDR, MDR-TB, XDR-TB, Anne Fanning, indigenous
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Oct 13, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] TB stigma still lurks – not only blocking access to care but also impacting lives of people fighting TB. At the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara, Mexico, CNS interviewed two crusaders against TB stigma from Swaziland: * ALBERTINA NYATSI from Positive Women Together in Action in Swaziland; who is also a part of Africa Coalition on TB (ACT!) in Swaziland. Follow her on Twitter @AlbertinaNyatsi & * TALKMORE MAZORODZE, Volunteer Project...
Topics: TB, stigma, shame, HIV, AIDS, Swaziland, CNS, citizen news service
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Oct 3, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch recording ] Dr Haileyesus Getahun, Coordinator of TB/HIV and community engagement at the WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme, delivered the October 2017 e-talk/ online lecture as part of the Shanti Devi Memorial Health Justice Lecture Series. He spoke on "No #endAIDS without #endTB ". Dr Haileyesus Getahun leads efforts to scale up the implementation of collaborative TB/HIV, community-based TB activities and integration of TB into maternal, newborn and child health services at...
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[ Watch video interview ] In 2016, global award for best care centre for older people went to Care Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand. CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla who is herself walking the talk against #ageism and stereotypes, met Peter Brown , founder-owner and General Manager of this global award winning care center for the elderly. There are important and fundamental lessons to be learnt from this centre so do we believe. For more information on Care Resort Chiang Mai go to:...
Topics: ageing, elderly, older people, CNS, Citizen News Service, SDGs, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Sep 29, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interviews ] We asked several leading feminist leaders from Asia Pacific region why are feminist forums like Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) important to accelerate progress towards gender justice, as well as, broader development justice? We spoke to the following (in random order): * CHANNSITHA MARK, Coordinator, Women's Information Centre, Cambodia * JUDY TAGUIWALO, former Minister for Social Welfare and Development, Philippines, and senior gender justice activist * MATCHA...
Topics: feminist, gender, gender justice, development justice, women, CNS, citizen news service, APWLD
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Sep 29, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Women's rights in relation to rights to land, housing and natural resources, was an important session at the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum or APFF 2017 held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD: www.apwld.org) was the key organizer of APFF 2017. CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla interviewed three leaders who have made significant contribution in this regards: THEA GELBSPAN, Membership & Solidarity Director,...
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Sep 26, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch webinar recording ] This is the recording of the webinar featuring scientific highlights of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held during 11-14 October 2017 in Guadalajara, Mexico on the theme of "Accelerating towards elimination". Ms Stacie C Stender, Chair, Coordinating Committee of Scientific Activities, International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union) was the expert on webinar panel. Webinar was moderated by Ashok Ramsarup, senior...
Topics: lung health, TB, tuberculosis, diabetes, NCDs, lung cancer, tobacco, smoking
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Sep 24, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Channsitha Mark is a women's rights activist, who currently serves as the Coordinator for the Workers' Information Centre (WIC) - a women garment workers based association, which is a member of United Sisterhood (US) Alliance. WIC’s long term strategy focuses on building and strengthening a movement of garment workers towards realisation of accountable and legitimate leadership within the sector, which responds to women worker’s rights and needs. Channsitha Mark...
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Sep 20, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch webinar recording ] This is the audio recording of an important Webinar in lead up to first-ever World Lung Day. World Lung Day will be observed globally on 25th September 2017. Hunger for air is a terrible curse for too many people. This is why Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and partners (including CNS) are joining forces globally to put lung health in spotlight. WEBINAR PANEL OF EXPERTS: Dr Dean E Schraufnagel, Director, Forum of International Respiratory...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, lung health, World Lung Day, CNS, citizen news service, TB, tuberculosis, asthma,...
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Sep 14, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch lecture recording ] As part of Shanti Devi Memorial Health Justice Lecture Series , in September 2017 the online lecture/ e-talk was delivered by Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Director-General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. She spoke on "Transforming research outcomes into public health gains: An urgent priority to #endTB ". Dr Soumya Swaminathan is a distinguished...
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Sep 10, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Virisila Buadromo from Fiji in the Pacific, is a well known feminist activist and former journalist. She used to be the news director for FM96, advancing women’s civil and political rights in Fiji. She served as the Executive Director of the Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM) for over 13 years from 2001 to 2015. Virisila Buadromo was among the plenary speakers of the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF 2017). She spoke with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla on...
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Sep 9, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Sofia Ashraf , noted feminist singer/ rapper from India whose songs address the negligence of corporations that fail to clean up industrial disasters, and a digital content creator, was among the plenary speakers of the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF 2017). Her 2008 song criticized the chemical company Dow's failure to compensate victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy in India. In 2015 she led a campaign against Unilever in India, through her music video,...
Topics: music, rap, rapper, Sofia Ashraf, CNS, citizen news service, gender, gender justice, feminist, APFF...
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[ Watch video interview ] Cristina "Tinay" Palabay, Secretary General of KARAPATAN in Philippines, was among the plenary speakers at the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF 2017) organized by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD: www.apwld.org), in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She spoke with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla on range of issues confronting women human rights defenders who are dedicatedly striving for a just social order - a world where development...
Topics: gender, gender justice, women, SDGs, CNS, citizen news service, Philippines, human rights, defenders
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[ Watch video interview ] Sarah Zaman, a feminist and human rights activist from Pakistan, was among the first plenary speakers at the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF 2017) organized by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD: www.apwld.org), in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She spoke with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla on range of issues confronting gender justice, as well as broader development justice in Pakistan and the Asia Pacific region.
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[ Watch video interview ] Matcha Phorn-In, is a Thailand-based lesbian human rights defender and gender justice advocate. She is the founder director of Sangsan Anakot Yawachon, an organisation that works for stateless indigenous ethnic minority youth. She spoke with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla at the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF 2017) organized by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD: www.apwld.org).
Topics: lesbian, transgender, indigenous, ethnic, LGBT, CNS, citizen news service, Thailand, Myanmar,...
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Sep 5, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch video interview ] Judy Taguiwalo, a former Minister for Social Welfare and Development, Philippines, has been a member of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD: www.apwld.org) since 1987. She has been an activist for several decades advancing women's rights in the context of societal changes. She was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla at the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF 2017) in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Topics: Philippines, Judy Taguiwalo, women, gender, justice, APFF 2017, feminism, feminist, Asia Pacific...
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Aug 23, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch webinar recording ] This is the recording of the Webinar on mHealth and TB. Mobile health (mHealth) is being used in different ways by TB programmes in some high-burden countries. A recent study published in June 2017 shows that presumptive-TB case-referral by healthcare providers using mHealth went up manifold. Currently it is estimated that TB services are not reaching every person in need. To end TB, we need to ensure there is no further spread of TB, as well as, every person with TB...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, mobile, technology, mHealth, end TB, SDGs, CNS, citizen news service
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Aug 13, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch recording of these Shanti Devi Memorial Health Justice Lecture Series ] As part of Shanti Devi Memorial Health Justice Lecture Series, on 11th August 2017, two speakers delivered the lecture on: INTER-SECTORAL RESPONSE TO END TB Speaker: Dr Sunil Khaparde , Deputy Director General (DDG), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; who is the head of India's TB programme; BREAK THE SILENCE ON TB AND DISABILITIES Speaker: Nandita Venkatesan works with The Economic Times...
Topics: TB, tuberculosis, CNS, Citizen News Service, drug resistance, MDR, XDR, disability, disability...
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Jul 26, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch webinar recording ] This is the audio recording of the webinar on 25th July 2017 exploring if TB rates are declining fast enough to meet SDGs and end TB by 2030 - and - how to accelerate progress towards ending TB. PANELISTS included: * Dr NGUYEN VIET NHUNG, Director of National Lung Hospital Viet Nam, and Manager of Vietnam National TB Programme; Member of WHO's Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for TB (STAG-TB); President of Vietnam Association against TB and Lung Diseases; Head...
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Jul 14, 2017 CNS (Citizen News Service)
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[ Watch recording ] July 2017's Shanti Devi Memorial Health Justice Lecture was delivered by Dr Enos Masini is the TB advisor at the World Health Organization (WHO) Kenya country office. He has previously served as the head of the National Tuberculosis Program in Kenya and was instrumental in roll-out of first-ever child-friendly TB medicines. The lecture was chaired by one of the children of late Shanti Devi Shankhdhar who continues to champion health and social causes: Prof Rama Kant, WHO...
Topics: children, TB, tuberculosis, childhood TB, Kenya, CNS, citizen news service